Badarikashrama, Badarika-ashrama, Badarikāśrama: 9 definitions

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Badarikashrama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Badarikāśrama can be transliterated into English as Badarikasrama or Badarikashrama, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Badarikashrama in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Badarikāśrama (बदरिकाश्रम).—A sacred holy place of pilgrimage (āśrama) in the Himālayas. The Pāṇḍavas visited here during their exile in the forest. (Vana Parva in Mahābhārata) It is the abode of Lord Nara-Nārāyaṇa, who sat under a badarī (plum) tree to perform austerities.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Badarikāśrama (बदरिकाश्रम).—(BADARYĀŚRAMA). A very holy place in the Himālayas. It was here that Nara and Nārāyaṇa did penance for thousands of years and the Purāṇas, therefore, give it a very prominent place in them.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Badarikashrama in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Badarikāśrama (बदरिकाश्रम) or Badaryāśrama is the name of a holy hermitage (āśrama), first mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 5. Accordingly, “... having thus read that hermit a lesson, and having been praised by him prostrate in adoration, Vararuci went to the tranquil site of the hermitage of Badarī (Badarikāśrama). There he, desirous of putting off his mortal condition, resorted for protection with intense devotion to that goddess who only can protect, and she, manifesting her real form to him, told him the secret of that meditation which arises from fire, to help him to put off the body”.

Note: Badarikāśrama is a celebrated place of pilgrimage near the source of the Ganges, the Bhadrinath of modern travellers.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Badarikāśrama, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Badarikashrama in Hinduism glossary
Source: bhagavad-gita.de: Complete Vedic Glossary

Badarikāśrama—a sacred holy place of pilgrimage in the Himālayas. The Pāṇḍavas visited here during their exile in the forest. (Vana Parva in Mahābhārata) It is the abode of Lord Nara-Nārāyaṇa, who sat under a badarī (plum) tree to perform austerities.

India history and geography

[«previous next»] — Badarikashrama in India history glossary
Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)

Badarikāśrama is the name of a locality  mentioned in the “Plate of Lalitaśūradeva” (853-854 A.D.). Badarik-āśrama is modern Badrīnāth (lat. 30º 44′ 29″ N., long. 79º 32′ 1″ E.) which is a village in Pargana Malla-Pinkhanda, 55 miles north-east of Śrīnagar, and contains the celebrated temple of Badarīnātha or Badarī-Narāyaṇa. The tapovana referred to as located at Badarik-āśrama may possibly be identified with modern Tapoban or Dhaktapoban, a village on the left bank of the Dhauli river about nine miles from Joṣīmaṭh

This inscribed copper plate (mentioning Badarik-āśrama) is preserved in the temple of Yogabadarī (one of the Pañcabadarī) at Pāṇḍukeśvar (Pāṇḍukeśvara). The date is estimated 22nd December 853 A.D. and it records the grant of some land which was in the possession of a person named Denduvāka and was lying within the jurisdiction of the administrative unit called Thappalasāri forming a part of the viṣaya or district of Kārttikeyapura.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Badarikashrama in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Badarikāśrama (बदरिकाश्रम).—the hermitage at Badarikā.

Derivable forms: badarikāśramaḥ (बदरिकाश्रमः).

Badarikāśrama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms badarikā and āśrama (आश्रम).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Badarikāśrama (बदरिकाश्रम).—m.

(-maḥ) The hermitage at Badarika.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Badarikāśrama (बदरिकाश्रम):—[from badarikā > badara] m. Name of a hermitage (cf. above)

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Badarikashrama in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Badarikāśrama (ಬದರಿಕಾಶ್ರಮ):—[noun] = ಬದರಿ - [badari -] 4.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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